The south and west coasts of Barbados provide maximum accessibility, comfort and service for Special Needs Travelers.
For information on wheelchair or other equipment rentals, please refer to the Totally Barbados Special Needs Travel – Health, Wellness and Equipment Guide.
While public transportation is extensive in Barbados, the Transportation Board is still struggling to meet the needs of the disabled.
There are currently only 5 wheelchair friendly buses in a fleet of more than 300. These five buses can be adapted to accommodate a maximum of 3 wheelchairs at a time.
To take advantage of this public service, requests must be made 3 days in advance. Users must be registered with the National Disabilities Unit.
For more information or to book a ride, please call the Call-A-Ride division at (246) 310-3666. Office hours are from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
The Barbados Council for the Disabled offers the first publically available wheelchair shuttle bus service on the island. Services are available for a small fee from Monday to Friday. Contact the Council for further details and to book your ride at www.barnod.org.
Barbados has a large number of taxi and hired car services that cater to special needs clients. Arrange for airport pick up or drop off, local travel or a scenic island tour with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced drivers.
The following companies are available to meet your needs:
Scenic Barbados Tours
Tel: +1 (246) 428-9108 or 230-1519
On The Spot Taxi & Wheelchair Services
Address: Mall Internationale Haggatt Hall , St. Michael
Tel: +1 (246) 436-0460